Tara Henderson

Freelance Creative Writer & Editor

1224
Location:Columbia, Missouri, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/tarahenderson
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Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$15
Rate/Hr
I am an advocate for the humane treatment of all and I believe that it is necessary to recognize the societal implications of unhealthy people. We must work to play our part in seeking out social justice and improving individual health in order for the human race to thrive and survive. Empowerment is a key component creating change. We must change individually in order to become partners in solving the complex issues facing society. Through collaboration based on mutual respect, diverse perspectives, and a developing vision, people work toward creative and realistic solutions. This synthesis of individual and collective change can be invaluable for people and communities.

My goal is to be employed in a position in which I am able to use my background, skills, and experience to effectively communicate pressing issues in order to help individuals, groups and society as a whole. I have had several opportunities to give presentations and workshops about domestic abuse and dating violence in several different settings. I speak to college students about the short term effects and the long term effects of dating violence and domestic abuse. My speaking engagements and workshops are motivational in nature paired with research, statistics, prevention tactics, and new national health goals for 2020.

I have enjoyed teaching and facilitating writing over the last 14 years. I have created and facilitated writing workshops. I have also taught college English classes while my own children were young. Now I hope to have the opportunity to demonstrate my passions through effective communication. We face many challenges in our world. There are both old and new issues which must be dealt with respectfully and responsibly. It is crucial that laws and legislation are created and implemented which anticipate, head off and control these issues. Effective communication must be part of this process. I enjoy working with people to find positive solutions for problems. New issues in communities arise every day. It is important to be flexible and innovative.

Tara Henderson
3209 Wind River Circle
Columbia, MO 65203
(816)738-4205
taralhenderson804@gmail.com
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Objective
I'm a creative communications strategist. I work well with people and strive to find positive solutions for problems. New issues in communities arise every day. It is important to be flexible and innovative. I want to work in a positive environment in which I am given the opportunity to contribute my skills. I am an effective communicator with successful experience in writing, advocacy and education.
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Professional Experience

1/2013-current University of Missouri Columbia, MO
Health Communication Research Center – MU School of Journalism
• Health writer

8/2011-current Children’s House Columbia, MO
Montessori Teacher/Communication liaison
• Communicating with parents and staff
• Dictating and translating for director/owner of school

1/2012-1/2013 Campus Lutheran Church Columbia, MO
Newsletter and Website Editor
• Use publisher to organize, edit and format newsletter

7/2011-7/2012 University of Missouri Columbia, MO
Domestic Violence Research
• Communicate and direct abused women through the process of their individually tailored safety aid

4/2011- 9/2011 Focus On Learning Columbia, MO
Teacher for: ACT prep; writing;
Reading; English
• Tutor kids and prepare them for standardized testing

10/2010-7/2011 Artlandish Gallery Columbia, MO
• Create and facilitate artistic writing workshops

8/2010 - 7/2011 Missouri Valley College Marshall, MO
English Instructor: Composition and Rhetoric;
Composition and Literature.
• Develop semester course syllabus
• Facilitate the learning process
• Evaluate students’ performance

1/2002-2009 Moberly Area Community College Columbia, MO
English Instructor: Developmental English;
Freshman English, Exposition.
• Develop semester course syllabus
• Facilitate the learning process
• Evaluate students’ performance

1998-12/1999 Sylvan Learning Center Columbia, MO
Assistant Director of Education
• Set up and guide students’ initial assessment
• Conduct parent conferences

8/1998-5/1999 Missouri Valley College Marshall, MO
English Instructor: Composition; Literature
• Develop semester course syllabus
• Facilitate the learning process
• Evaluate students’ performance

1997-5/1999 University of MO - Columbia Columbia, MO
Research Assistant: Educational Leadership
And Policy Analysis
• Set up and organize meeting logistics for Missouri principals on campus
• Edit documents sent out from ELPA
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Education

2011- 12/2013 University of Mo-Columbia Columbia, MO
(In progress) Masters in Public Health


1997 University of MO-Columbia Columbia, MO
Masters in English

1995 University of MO-Columbia Columbia, MO
BSED Elementary Education

1990-1992 Attended the University of San Diego San Diego, CA






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Organization Memberships
Active member NOW
Current member Butterfly
Active member Masters in Public Health Graduate Student Association
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Certifications
University of MO-Columbia Columbia, MO
Certificate in Public Health
• Specializing in healthcare ethics and immigrant health

IRB: Human Subjects Training

Food Handler Card
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Interests
I enjoy writing and running. These two activities are where I choose to challenge myself on a regular basis, outside of my professional life.
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Editing